Real Madrid winger, Vinicius, has highlighted an incident of racism during a La Liga match against Sevilla. The Brazilian star raised the issue in the aftermath of the game, voicing his concerns over the recurrent and deeply troubling issue within Spanish football.
“Kudos to Sevilla for the prompt intervention and sanction following another disheartening episode in Spanish football,” said Vinicius, following Real Madrid’s game against Sevilla. He further expressed disappointment over the incident being carried out by a child in the stands. He lamented over the lack of adequate education and awareness on the issue.
Vinicius went on to reveal that he invests heavily in education in his home country of Brazil, with the aim of fostering a different mindset. “Unfortunately, I chanced upon another act of racism during the match, this time committed by a child. It deeply saddens me that there seems to be no one educating him,” he explained.
Heexpressed hope that the Spanish authorities will step in and take the necessary steps to change the law once and for all. He argued that such individuals should be criminally charged, as it would be a significant step in the right direction, particularly when Spain is preparing to host the 2030 World Cup. Vinicius stressed, “These individuals should also face criminal penalties.”
Reacting to the frequent occurrence of such episodes in Spanish soccer, Vinicius stated, “I apologise if I sound repetitive, but this is the 19th isolated incident and the tally continues.”
Through this, it becomes quite evident that there is a pressing need to address this ongoing issue. Affected players, like Vinicius, are hoping for real change. Society, in general, should provide a positive reflection and be able to educate the younger generation about the negative impacts of such attitudes, fostering a more tolerant and inclusive atmosphere within sports.